Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
TF-102A • “Delta Dagger”
This TF-102A is the third trainer version built and served at Edwards in various flight test roles throughout its career. It was used to test high altitude full pressure suits in the late 1950s and was the first TF-102 retrofitted with an enlarged vertical tail to improve control and stability. The aircraft was restored by the 412th Test Wing Surfaces Team in 2006.
On Loan from the National Museum of the USAF
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Museum.
Location. 34° 52.255′ N, 117° 59.45′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB Touch for map. Located in Century Circle, just outside the West Gate at Edwards AFB, CA. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-104A • “Starfighter” (a few steps from this marker); F-101B • “Voodoo” (within shouting distance of this marker); YF-100A “Super Sabre” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-105D • “Thunderchief” (within shouting distance of this marker); YC-15 (within shouting distance of this marker); F-106B • “Delta Dart” (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 (approx. 4.8 miles away); NF-4C - "Phantom II" (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
Also see . . . Museum Website. Includes all museum locations, aircraft inventory, and plans for the future museum. (Submitted on March 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Additional keywords. Air Force Flight Test Museum, Flight Test Historical Foundation
Categories. • Air & Space • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on March 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 6. submitted on March 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.